Anne Heche’s cause of death revealed by coroner – Report – Deadline

Anne Heche died from smoke inhalation and thermal injuries, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner, People reported today. Her death was officially ruled an accident.

The report named a “sternal fracture due to blunt force trauma” as another “major condition” that contributed to her death. Heche was injured when her car jumped a curb last week and drove into a house in West LA, where it caught fire. She was taken to hospital in critical condition.

Tributes are pouring in for Anne Heche from colleagues, friends and fans

After Heche was declared brain dead, her family made the difficult decision on Thursday to take her off the ventilator after all viable organs could be donated. She passed away on Sunday evening.

Her family and friends released the following statement:

“We have lost a bright light, a kind and most joyous soul, a loving mother and a faithful friend. Anne will be deeply missed, but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work and her passionate advocacy. Her courage to always stand in her truth and spread her message of love and acceptance will have a lasting impact.”

Even the woman whose house Heche fatally collapsed shared her grief on social media.

Lynne Mishele, who was on the other side of the house in the backyard at the time of the crash, said in part: “The news of Anne Heche’s passing is devastating. Her family and her friends and her children in particular have really suffered a lot. loss and my heart goes out for them.”

“This whole situation is just tragic and there are just no words for it. I send love to all involved.”

A fund, set up to assist Mishele in her financial hardship as a result of the accident, had raised $150,000 on Sunday.

Read Deadline’s obituary for Anne Heche

Law enforcement officers had investigated the accident, but announced on Sunday that the investigation was closed.

“As of today, no further investigative efforts will be made in this case,” the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement shared by People. “Any information or records requested prior to this turn of events will still be collected as they arrive as a matter of formalities and will be included in the overall case. When a person suspected of a crime lapses, we do not present for consideration.”

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